December 2020 • Issue 38 • California Association for Bilingual Education

A note from the editor: Feeling lonely, depressed, tired, or stressed? Looking for something truly touching and inspirational? Be sure to watch the music video, Together, in Cuisine for Contemplation near the end of this newsletter. Virtual hugs, Laurie
Upcoming CABE events & deadlines highlighted in this issue...
December 4—Yolo/Woodland Chapter 76: General Membership Virtual Meeting
December 5—CABE ELD Virtual Parent Conference
December 8—CABE Virtual Joint Delegate Assembly (JDA) Fall 2020 for Chapter Leaders
December 8, 9, & 10—Free MCAP Webinar Series: Understanding the Core Concepts & Principles of Universal Design for Learning to Support English Learners Virtually
December 11— Deadline to Submit Ad for the 2021 Multilingual Educator magazine
December 18—Yolo/Woodland Chapter 76: "Paint Night" HS Scholarship Fundraiser
January 23—CABE Dual Language Teacher Academy: Module #4 Authentic Spanish Reading Instruction/La pedagogía para la enseñanza auténtica de la lectura
February 5—Deadline for CABE 2021 Early Bird Savings Deadline for CABE 2021 Registration
March 23-27—CABE 2021 Virtual Conference
Don't miss this opportunity! 350+ parents already registered...
Advertise your product, service, or job opening in the CABE 2021 Multilingual Educator magazine...
The "Extra" Early Bird has flown the coop, but Early Bird Savings still available until the February 5th deadline...
Conference Website: | Registration: | Exhibitors: Conference: | Sponsors: or
CABE now offers discount conference packages for districts...
Ready to be a CABE 2021 Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Advertiser?...

The Leading Conference for Educators and Parents of English Learners and Biliteracy Students (Pre-K to University)
Did you miss this brilliant webinar on December 2nd? You can view the recording soon at
Next free MCAP webinar series coming up December 8, 9, & 10...
Learn more about the Multilingual California Project...
Learn about MCAP events and services, and subscribe to receive the latest updates:

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Five more DLTA modules coming up! Next one on January 23rd!
CABE CEO interviewed in EdSource article...
CABE CEO, Jan Gustafson Corea, was recently interviewed in this EdSource article on DLI Distance Learning.

CABE preparing to launch new series on racial equity...
In order to support students, teachers, parents, schools, districts, and communities grappling with the current events and challenges related to civil unrest, social justice and racial equity, CABE is developing a new series of webinars and resources.

The webinars will feature renowned teacher educator, researcher, writer, consultant, facilitator and speaker on anti-racist, inclusionary, and equitable education, Dr. Enid Lee. The series is slated to launch in January 2021.

Be on the lookout for more details in the January issue of CABE Corner and on
Find out what's going on in local CABE chapters...
Chapter Leaders, JDA registration extended to Friday, Dec. 4th...
The Impact of
Castañeda v. Pickard
40 years later—1981-2021

Rachel F. Moran, J.D.
Dean Emerita at UCLA Law
Distinguished Professor of Law
UC Irvine School of Law
Other JDA Highlights...
  • Meet and interact with other chapter leaders from across the state
  • Learn best practices member and chapter virtual engagement
  • Share, collaborate and plan strategies for virtual chapter activities with Regional Representatives and other Chapter Leaders
  • Get the latest updates and announcement from the CABE Team
  • Access free resources for your virtual events

Yolo/Woodland Chapter 76 invites you to its first General Membership Virtual Meeting 5:00-6:00pm of the school year on Friday, December 4th. We hope you can attend and hear about our activities and information for our Chapter Board elections that are coming up soon.

Meeting ID: 739 3338 4490
Passcode: 2RA1qa

Also, please join us for our virtual high school scholarship fundraiser...
CABE Whittier invites you to check out their Podcast Radio Station:

CABE Whittier Podcast Radio by Spotify:

CABE Whittier Facebook Live:

CABE Whittier Channel by YouTube
CABE Pepperdine had a great meeting and installation of new chapter officers this week. If you missed it, feel free to contact them for an update:

Linda Guzman,
CABE Pepperdine President

Dr. García Ramos
CABE Pepperdine Faculty Advisor
SFABE Chapter 23 invites you to explore their November newsletter.

Some of the highlights include...
  • SFABE Board Election Results
  • Teachers 4 Social Justice Event, Sat. Nov. 14 & Dec. 12
  • Support for Immigrant & Refugee Students Convening, Nov. 17   
  • Resources
Membership Registration and Renewal Now Online!
Our new online system for member registration and renewal is now up and running!

Renew your membership today in order to take advantage of all the benefits of being a CABE member!
Questions? Contact Evelyn Briseño:
New from the California Department of Education...
 "Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice which presents current evidence-based pedagogy and practices in the areas of developing multilingualism, early education, assets-based environments, English language development, and the creation of systems that support the implementation of these practices. The publication provides a deeper dive into accessing actionable examples of how evidence-based pedagogy and practices may be implemented in districts, schools, and classrooms to positively impact multilingual and English learner students.

New! Launch of the World Languages Web Page: The Educator Excellence and Equity Division (EEED) has launched a comprehensive new World Languages web page. This new content area page provides the world languages community, including program administrators, teachers, and families, easy access to information and resources about world languages programs and practices. In ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting adjustments made by schools and districts to the delivery of learning activities and instruction, this new web page highlights key distance learning resources from the CDE as well as from our state, national, and international partners in professional learning.

Other items of interest to the CABE community...
Professional Learning & Resources for Distance Learning

December 18, 2020 Deadline to apply for the third annual Alma Flor Ada Award en pro de la Justicia Social Award sponsored by CEEL ($1,000) AFA Award webpage.

February 6, 2021 28th Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Multilingüe by Loyola Marymount University (virtual conference) Keynote Speaker: Dr. Margarita Calderón, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University. Co-sponsored by CEEL, CABE, and LAUSD. Register Now. View Flyer.

April 28-29, 2021 NABE Virtual Conference Register. (pre-conference on April 27th)

A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction toolkit, developed by EdTrust West and LMU/CEEL.

Innovative Digital Micro-Courses from the San Diego County Office of Education: For more information, contact

Free resources from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA): Ensuring Continuity Of Learning And Operations, Family Toolkit, English Learner Toolkit, Newcomer Toolkit.

Communication Series by the Center for Equity for English Learners: CEEL English Learner Supports during COVID-19  November Focus: Virtual Learning for English Learners Receiving Special Education Services

CEEL Certificate programs for teachers and leaders working with ELLs and DLLs
Families and COVID-19

Apoyo para las familias inmigrantes durante COVID-19 en

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. Visit:

22 videos informativos en español sobre COVID-19 de la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Gobernador de California/22 informational videos in Spanish on COVID-19 from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services:

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants/Asistencia para Inmigrantes en Casos de Desastres de California: Disaster Relief for Immigrants, Asistencia para Inmigrantes en Casos de Desastres, Fact Sheet, Hoja de datos, Crisis del Corona Virus: Recursos para familias, Alas Y Voz, Californians Together
Other Announcements

Deadline extended to December 31, 2020: Calling all Spanish-English Bilingual Literacy Intervention Teachers! Take this survey to contribute to research on biliteracy and enter a raffle for Amazon gift cards:
Contact to request that your information be included on this list.
Feeding the heart, mind and soul...
As we head into December with post-election drama, quarantine fatigue, rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, an economic recession, continued distance learning, and the upcoming holiday season, we invite you to de-stress and be inspired by the uplifting music video "Together" by the Australian-born, Nashville-based group, for King and Country. Click below:
Comic Corner—because humor makes quarantine a little easier...
Passive Aggressive Grammarians Attack WIFI Network Names...
(Admit've been tempted, right?)
Teaching From Home During Quarantine...
Contact CABE Corner Editor, Laurie Nesrala-Miles: